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tmarieAug. 02, 2015 - 09:02AM JST
Based on reports today, Jericho has also been poached and killed. Feed this and other hunters to the lions. I hope this guy loses everything. Sick, deranged and vile.
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tmarieJul. 24, 2015 - 11:56AM JST
The issue isn't walking. The issue is people having their head down and reading their phones or not having any common sense to stop hogging the middle or not walking straight off and stepping to the side to figure out where to go. I have never seen a country where people are so inept at looking around and realising that they're blocking the flow of moving people. I have lost count at how many times I have had to tell people to move once they get to the top of the escalator because they stop and take a nice gander around. Lack of common sense. If there isn't someone with a baton telling folks to shuffle along folks don't just shuffle along. One side for walking, the other for standing. It isn't that hard but many here find it impossible. For a country that goes on about not wanting to cause others meiwaku...
And consumer affairs? Really? Don't they have better things to do?
Posted in: Consumer Affairs Agency urges people not to walk on escalators
tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 02:52PM JST
Snobbery in terms of "I bought mine in Japan!". Lord knows I hear crap like that with foreigners when discussing shopping and the like.
Posted in: What Chinese tourists are buying in Japan
tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 09:12AM JST
Merries are availble in China, but the Chinese figure that the ones made in Japan are better quality.
But are they? I can't help think this is just snobbery.
I think many here take their chances because the laws here are BS when it comes to who is at fault. For all we know Kawano was drunk and walked into the middle of the road suddenly. While in other countries, that would be taken into account. Here? 100% drivers fault so driver bolt hoping never to get caught. We see this with cycling accidents all the time here. Until the laws change about who is at fault, this will continue to happen and people will continue to die. RIP Kawano. What a horrific way to go.
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tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 09:09AM JST
So like J porn in a J store? I find this funny.
Posted in: Five detained over China Uniqlo sex tape
tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
Flying, 2km? So what? I have lived much closer to yaks and can tell you I certainly didn't think I knew more than others.
And frankly, I think yaks living in the area is a good thing. Less likely to be crime as any idiot would be wise to stay away if they want to rob houses, molest kids...
Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for fatally stabbing man on street in Aichi
tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 09:05AM JST
Better them than someone else. I feel for their families but perhaps if parents showed more interest these kids would still be alive.
Posted in: 2 youths on motorbike going wrong way on expressway killed in collision
tmarieJul. 21, 2015 - 09:04AM JST
Lewd conduct by teachers is causing growing concern.
Concern but it has always been a problem. It is not unusual even in this day and age for teachers to marry former students and there really isn't a stigma attached to it.
There is ZERO safety checks here for teachers like there is home. A huge concern, more so for those with daughters.
Posted in: 'Lolicon' teachers a growing concern
tmarieJul. 20, 2015 - 12:14PM JST
Garth, if true, hilarious. This is the same country that hoards butter and toilet paper but I guess since its Chinese folks doing the buying...
Can't say I've ever heard a J mom say Merries is better. Perhaps Chinese snobbery as pampers is available there? (I'm guessing Merrues is not)
tmarieJul. 20, 2015 - 09:35AM JST
Can I ask why the media is so obsessed with what Chinese tourists are buying? I keep seeing TV shows about it. I get companies caring but locals not involved in this? Why? It just seems more "us" and "them" crap.
And what is with the diaper bulk ban? And why Merries and not Pampers?
tmarieJul. 20, 2015 - 09:32AM JST
What are you insinuating ?
That perhaps you're trying to make this into a story it is not?
I agree with Alistair, the victim was in opposition to something someone was trying to do. He was in a position to stop it. The 17 yr old knew about the meeting and also knew who the victim was. I don't believe this was a random stabbing. After the murder, the others in the 'neighborhood association' got the message. I'm pretty sure that whatever was being opposed had lost all opposition at this point.
Do you have ANY proof of any of this or are you like Alistair and also hoping for more drama? I highly doubt any 17 year old, supposedly hired to kill or not, personally knew this guy. Do you know for a fact that others in the association "got the message"? Have you actually spoken to people? I love when foreigners here try and get in on the drama or pretend they have some sort of secret insider info.
tmarieJul. 17, 2015 - 02:34PM JST
And what you seem to lack is understanding in instiling self confidence and ethics in children is a parent's job and if they fail at it, they need to be held accountable. We all have to deal with peer pressue but when it comes to attacking someone in a gang and causing harm, sorry no. I know I certainly was taught better and so were my peers. The ones that weren't had crappy parents who honestly should've been held responsible for their children's behaviour. Not all parents are great and being held responsible would go a long way in a) helping those that need support and b) educating folks about what it takes to raise kids decently. These kids are punks and clearly more needs to be done about the environment they live in.
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tmarieJul. 17, 2015 - 02:28PM JST
People, usually men, have commented before on JT that it is safe to walk around at night alone. Fine examples of why I always say Japan is not nearly as safe fro women as many would like to believe. I hope these women are okay. The trauma they will carry with them over this is horrible.
Posted in: 2 women attacked while walking home in Hiroshima
tmarieJul. 16, 2015 - 12:08PM JST
It should say "planes are NOT". Wish there was an edit fuction.
Posted in: Some Chinese tourists make bulk purchases of rice cookers, heated bidet toilet seats and other goods at shops in the airport.
tmarieJul. 16, 2015 - 10:46AM JST
My_Opinion, really? You don't think there is an issue with parenting when a child forces another one down, in a gang, and hurts someone? YOU doing something stupid as a kid that may hurt yourself is one thing, you doing something that knowingly inflicts pain on others is an issue with empathy and self control which leads me to believe the parents have not instilled such values. Parents need to instill these values in kids rather than assume the schools will.
And ditto what Franchesca said.
tmarieJul. 16, 2015 - 10:05AM JST
** No one is really allowed to help or assist in anything but during natural disasters without being charged with some civil or criminal activity.**
Eh??? Can you point out a case where someone here has been charged for trying to help someone? I find folks here don't want to help because they don't want to get invloved or don't want the person to feel bad or embarrassed. That and many just don't care if the person isn't someone they know.
tmarieJul. 16, 2015 - 09:14AM JST
** Why not simlpy allow 2 carry on bags per person, period? That way you can get into the airport, buy whatever you want...as long as it fits in one of your bags.**
Because the planes are designed to have two bags per person in the overhead. If folks want to shop, they can shop at any of the hundreds of duty free shops IN Tokyo. And then have the bags checked. Many are abusing the system and hoping they get away with all the extra bags. And they are. And it needs to stop.
tmarieJul. 16, 2015 - 09:12AM JST
I really do believe that parents need to be charged if their minor child assults someone. It make actually make them aware of the punk they have supposedly raised.
tmarieJul. 15, 2015 - 12:11PM JST
Why is duty free allowed to sell such large items that clearly won't fit in overhead bins? Insist its checked luaggage and sell it before check in. Passport and tickets needed before purchase is approved. I'm so sick of airlines allowing people with oversized bags on. Start being stricter and charging people. I find the locals shocking when it comes to their duty free airport omiyage. And their insistence that their crap is more important than those with normal carry on bags.
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